7 things you may not know about Ronald Acuna
Most Braves fans are aware of Ronald Acuna’s status among baseball’s young prospects. They’ve heard the raves about his five-tool talent, the way he’s performed in every league where he’s played and the comparisons to some of baseball’s all-time best.
Check out the video above to see seven things you may not know about baseball’s consensus No. 1 prospect, 2017 Baseball America minor league player of the year and 2017 Arizona Fall League MVP.
The first chance to see Acuna wearing a Braves uniform in a game could come Thursday, when the team opens the Grapefruit League schedule at 1:10 p.m. against the Mets.
1. Will A.J. Minter take over the closer role? The Braves drafted Minter, 24, in the second round in 2015. Batters hit .224 against Minter last season. In 15 innings, Minter struck out 26 and walked two. 2. A full season of Ozzie Albies could provide huge boost. The second baseman runs like a blur and plays solid defense. Albies, 21, had 20 extra-base hits in 217 at-bats in 2017. Albies stole eight bases and was caught once. 3. Ronald Acuna takes over left, meets half the expectations. His debut may come